Dr. Jean Duckworth

Course Leader of MSc Transforming Integrated Health and Social Care

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB323

+44 (0) 1772 89 3710


Subject Areas: Medical Law, Ethics in Healthcare, Integrated Healthcare, Energy and Sustainability, Research Methods, Public Health.

Skype:  jean.duckworth

Jean is an experienced practitioner and academic and is the course leader for the MSc Transforming Integrated Health and Social Care.  She has been highly active and influential  within her profession and has taught undergraduate and postgraduate students at UCLan since 1999.   teaching across a number of modules including: Introduction to Postgraduate Research; Applying Methods in Health Research;  Research ethics and governance; Current Research Issues in Health and Heath Care Systems; Valuing Research; Principles of Sustainability; Student Initiated Module; Health and Wellbeing; Organisational Leadership; Medical Law and Ethics in Healthcare.  Jean also provides doctoral supervision.

Jean research interests are broadly based and mainly qualitative.  Current interests include the impact of multi-disciplinary practise on practitioners, the transformation of integrated health and social care,  interdisciplinary education as well as exploring the experience of UK residents who have been flooded.  

Jean’s approach to teaching recognises the importance of life-long learning. Her teaching is facilitative, encouraging debate and discussion, considering these to be the foundation of transformative learning.

Jean sits on the University Ethics Committee and is a member of the University Review Panel.  


PhD : Straddling paradigms: an interpretive hermeneutic exploration of the experience of midwives practising homeopathy, UCLan (2015)

MA Bioethics and Medical Law, UCLan (2006)
MSc Holistic approaches to Health, John Moores University (2003)

Diploma in Homeopathy North West College of Homeopathy (Licentiate), (1997)

LLB Law (Distinction), (1991)
UCLan Advanced Certificate in Research Supervision, (2014)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Huddersfield, (1995)


Using phenomenology. Hermeneutic Phenomenology Methodology Course April 2017

Future Directions in Homeopathy Research.  Homeopathy Research Institute 2017 conference Malta.

The Ethical Dimensions of Provings. Homeopathy Research Institute 2015 Rome.

Journeying through a PhD. Midwifery student conference UCLan 2014



Choong, Kartina Aisha and Duckworth, Jean Ellen (2015) The Regulation of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Westlaw Insight.

Zadorozhneva, A., Duckworth, J.E., Leonov, S. & Partington, H. (2014) The phenomenon of the initial aggravation of symptoms of diseases in homeopathy and other types of integrated medicine and adaptation reactions of the organism. Journal of the Altai State Medical University. p. 171-193.

Chatfield K, Duckworth J, Partington H. (2012) The Place of the University in the Provision of CAM Education. … Similia The Australian Journal of Homoeopathic Medicine

Duckworth J, Partington H, (2009) Provings: the research and ethical context. The Homeopath Autumn 28:2

Duckworth, J.E. & Partington, H. (2009) Attitudes towards business and money. The Homeopath. 27(4): 139-141.

Duckworth J, Partington H, (2008). Thriving Communication. The Homeopath Autumn, 27:2

Partington, H. & Duckworth J. (2008) The rhythm of practice. The Homeopath. 27(3): 75- 77.

Full Profile

Initially a lecturer in law, Jean had the opportunity to change her career path, choosing homeopathy as it offered a philosophy and practice with which she could very closely relate. She retains a small homeopathy practice as well as lecturing in Homeopathy programmes held in Manchester, Dublin and Cork.



Previously Jean held the position of Professional Conduct Director for the Society of Homeopaths. She is currently the Chair of the Research Ethics Committee for the Society of Homeopaths. She also sits on the Board of the European Network of Homeopathy Educators. Her research interests include practice development and continuing professional development. She is currently undertaking a PhD entitled 'Straddling Paradigms: an interpretive phenomenological exploration of the experience and practice of midwife homeopaths'.


Jean teaches across the undergraduate and postgraduate complementary medicine courses including the MSc Homeopathy by e-learning. A major focus of her interest is in the professional development of practitioners.